Quote festival part 5


Quote festival, part 5

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Thibault de Vassal    (2008-12-12)
Quote festival, part 5

Time for a new quotes festival ?

Don't hesitate to share your own quotes, the FICGS quotes file like it :)

BTW, I just read this one on a car this morning : "You think that education is too expensive ? Try ignorance."

Rodolfo d Ettorre    (2008-12-12 11:40:15)
This one from Robin Hood

You should stay home and do some embroydery.

Robin Hood to Lady Marian

Ilmars Cirulis    (2008-12-12 18:33:54)

"Faith and reason are as incompatible as love and reason." (nan, afaik)
nan - it's a nickname.

Normajean Yates    (2008-12-12 19:23:40)
thibault's cited quote - good one!

"You think that education is too expensive ? Try ignorance." - good one!

Don Groves    (2008-12-13 07:24:29)
Derek Bok...

... past president of Harvard University is responsible for that quote. Here's another of his:

“There is far too much law for those who can afford it and far too little for those who cannot.”

Don Groves    (2008-12-13 10:02:15)
One by Emerson

“The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.” -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ilmars Cirulis    (2008-12-13 14:40:32)

I meant "... love and doubt." Sorry!

Normajean Yates    (2008-12-17 18:09:10)
thanks to rodolfo and Robin Hood..

I really should do some embroydery.
(chess overdose has hit!)

Ilmars Cirulis    (2009-01-11 15:59:53)
Quote from information theory

"Why have sex? Because sex is good for your bits!"
(Information Theory, Interference, and Learning Algorithms" by David J.C. MacKay)

Don Groves    (2009-01-13 06:01:16)
One from Bush

If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure." -- George W. Bush.

Dan Rotaru    (2009-01-19 00:35:53)
This one from Yogi Berra

In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.

Ilmars Cirulis    (2009-01-19 19:28:30)
Some scientific quote

In last days I started to like them. I'm sorry. :D

"The field is so littered with the stinking carcasses of unreplicated candidate gene associations that it's a reasonable default to simply assume that any small, unreplicated study is false." (Genetic Future from ScienceBlogs.com)

Ilmars Cirulis    (2009-01-20 16:26:07)
ancient quote

"Animated gif is worth one mega-word" - Old Chinese saying

Mladen Jankovic    (2009-01-20 19:38:15)

To err is human, and stupid.

Don Groves    (2009-01-24 22:50:29)
One by Pascal

Very appropriate for today's world:

"All the troubles of the world come from being unable to sit alone in a quiet room." -- Blaise Pascal, from his Pensees.

Normajean Yates    (2009-02-10 01:04:58)
one I just made up..

God is an atheist.

Don Groves    (2009-02-10 02:02:05)
Another quote

"The modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected." -- G.K. Chesterton

Don Groves    (2009-02-10 02:03:32)
Very true!

God doesn't believe in herself, she doesn't need to ;-)

Thibault de Vassal    (2009-02-10 12:16:22)
Good ones :)

Added to FICGS files...

Ilmars Cirulis    (2009-02-11 16:54:15)

Don, is God she in your language? :)

Normajean Yates    (2009-02-11 18:44:46)
the revelation..

And the Prophet climbed up Mt Ararat; and God did say to him: Knoweth thou this; I AM NOT.

(from Gospel voted out during Nicean council; owing to mysterious assassination of 15 supporting delegates..)

Normajean Yates    (2009-02-12 00:51:54)
one about employment contracts..

Saladin: "But I have a contract".

"Read the fine print. Get a *lawyer* to read the fine print. Of course you don't have a contract."

(from Salman Rushdie's 'The Satanic Verses')

Don Groves    (2009-02-12 01:27:38)
To Ilmars

No, in U.S. culture (using the term loosely), God is male. But I don't feel obligated to agree ;-)

Scott Nichols    (2009-02-14 15:53:16)
Howard Staunton

"It seems utterly impossible for either player to save the game!"

Don Groves    (2009-02-14 22:58:32)
To Howard Staunton

The game score was 0-0 then?

Svante Carl von Erichsen    (2009-02-15 14:19:14)
german proverb

Two rules for personal success:
1. Don't tell everyone everything

Don Groves    (2009-02-16 00:46:40)
German proverb

The best kind of proverb ;-)

Sebastian Boehme    (2009-02-16 15:35:44)
Some other related proverb

Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. ----> I think from Albert Einstein

Philip Roe    (2009-02-16 16:05:24)
Nice one..

..Svante Carl!

Scott Nichols    (2009-02-18 02:08:31)
A couple more...

A journey of a thousand miles begins...with a flat tire. It's always darkest before the dawn...so that's the best time to steal your neighbors newspaper. Ok, Ok, I'll quit. :-D

Normajean Yates    (2009-02-18 22:56:37)
re Einstein's quote:

"Creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. ----> I think from Albert Einstein"

(Yes, it is attributed to Einstein; and I have not seen it atributed to anyone else)-

So, clearly, Einstein was cleverly using engines in no-engines games ;)

Denis Ivanchenkov    (2009-02-21 00:21:22)
Normajean Yates

I just remembered a joke from Benny Hill show:

"God is dead." -- Nietzsche
"Nietzsche is dead" -- God

Don Groves    (2009-02-21 00:32:48)
One of my own

They say the mind is the second thing to go. I don't remember the first. -- me

Normajean Yates    (2009-02-21 05:07:56)
A zen quote of mine


Don Groves    (2009-02-21 07:45:14)
Zen quote

Can't argue with that!

Arsenis Selalmazidis    (2009-02-21 11:43:32)
wise words

`` You cannot know the meaning of your life until you are connected to the power that created you `` H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

Ilmars Cirulis    (2009-02-21 13:35:14)


Normajean Yates    (2009-02-24 03:25:00)
re zen koan


Thibault de Vassal    (2009-02-24 16:50:46)
zen koan

A famous koan is: "Two hands clap and there is a sound; what is the sound of one hand?"


I did not even know the word :/ Thx

Normajean Yates    (2009-02-26 05:07:20)
to Arsenis Selalmazidis

Arsenis Selalmazidis wrote: "`` You cannot know the meaning of your life until you are connected to the power that created you `` H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi"

Sorry, but I'd rather stay away from this: it sounds like an invitation to electrocute oneself ;)

Anthony Jones    (2009-03-03 20:49:12)
Pic n' mix

'Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth' - Henry David Thoreau 'The last thing i ever wanted was to be alive when the 3 most powerful people on the planet were named Bush, Dick & Colon' - Kurt Vonnegut aged 85 'Worrying, is praying for what you don't want to happen' - Bhagavan Das 'Some people say beer is a drug, it's not - it's a drink' - Chris Morris

Don Groves    (2009-03-15 05:51:10)
I love this one:

"The factory of the future will have only two employees, a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment." -- Warren G. Bennis

Nadia Kaif    (2009-03-20 04:52:06)
My motto

Success and Failures are only choices that we make